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Dr Lisa Wade

Head of Centre, History and Heritage


Dr Lisa Wade

Career Background

Dr Lisa Wade leads the Centre of History and Heritage at the University of Suffolk. Lisa completed her PhD at the University of Essex where she has remained an Honorary Senior Fellow within the School of Philosophy and Art History. 

Lisa has an interdisciplinary background in the Humanities and is committed to the highest standards in pedagogical practice; she holds a number of teaching and leadership awards.  Working with colleagues in The Hold - the new site for the Suffolk Archives - she now promotes a broad range of research and impact opportunities that give a voice to our past.  Lisa is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, an HE Aurora role model and a Fellow of Advance HE's Leadership Foundation. She has helped deliver award-winning national initiatives including the Realising Opportunities programme and she champions research as fundamental to teaching practice at Suffolk, from first year undergraduate level to postgraduate study. 


History Modules: 

Study Skills (contributor)

Researching History (contributor) 

Current Primary PhD supervision (with working titles)  

V.Aldous, ‘The Life, Work and Influence of John Darby’ 

M.Brenner, ‘The Nature of Obligation in the Eighteenth-Century' 

A. Lock, ‘An assessment of the growing effectiveness of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in 1917’

A McGee, ‘The reality and representation of female criminality in Suffolk, c.1780-1850’

Research interests 

Lisa is an Art Historian who specialises in the imagery of Hell and the Last Judgement in Italian Renaissance art in particular. She has appeared on TV and radio in discussion on this subject and she contributed to Phaidon's 30,000 Years of Art, and 10,000 Years of Art. She also works on the representation of women in the religious art of the Italian Renaissance, on saints and martyrs and on eighteenth-century theories of the sublime. 


'Just Des(s)erts? Crime and Punishment in the Italian Last Judgement', in The Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology, (ed.)., Michelle Brown and Eamonn Carrabine, (Routledge, 2018) 

'Justice in The Visual Arts', in The Encyclopaedia of the Bible and its Reception, (ed)., Katherine Marsengill (Vol. 14, March 2017, Berlin) 30 volumes (Walter De Gruyter Publishing, Berlin) 

Selected conference papers 

'Anna Airy', Conflits Autour du Detroit De La Fin Du Moyen Age Au XXI Siecle, Colloque Historique, Calais, 7-8th April 2018 

'Crime and Punishment in the Trecento Last Judgement', ESRC Seminar Series: Visual Criminology: Crime, Criminal Justice, & the Image, Keele University, 2014